Jaguars: Worst-case signings for each AFC South foe in free agency
Jaguars AFC South worst-case scenario No. 3: Colts sign Chandler Jones.
Colts head coach Frank Reich was one of Carson Wentz’s biggest supporters but do you know what he likes more than the quarterback? His job, that’s why he had no qualms about trading him to the Washington Commanders after just one season in Indy.
Wentz was supposed to be the cog that was going to help the Colts get over the hump. But instead, he came crashing down. Indy didn’t want to waste more time, and rightfully so, they made the playoffs two of the three seasons before his arrival, and they want to move on and focus on getting better as soon as possible. Regardless of starts at quarterback in 2022, the Colts’ brass will need to get more offensive weapons, a wide receiver opposite Michael Pittman Jr., and possibly a tight end. On the other hand, Indianapolis also has to make upgrades to their defense too.
Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner led Indianapolis’ defense with seven sacks last season and they need someone to bolster their pass rush. Outside linebacker Chandler Jones will be one of the top edge defenders in this year’s free agency. The Colts have more than enough money to strike a deal with him, and if they can’t land a good quarterback this offseason, they might as well fortify their defense.
After all, Trevor Lawrence could make a leap in 2022 and if other AFC South teams want to stop him, they will need to pressure him and make him as uncomfortable as possible. Chandler Jones would help the Colts disrupt the Jaguars’ young quarterback.